Our Sales Rep of the Month from Ten-8


Monte Sims has been with Ten-8 Equipment since 2003. He has been in PPE sales for 30 years having spent 24 with AEC Fire Safety of Springfield, IL.  Monte was a member of the Crash/Rescue at the 183 rd Fighter Wing, Air National Guard in Springfield, IL for ten years and was the Emergency Service Director in Chatham, IL for 14 years.

Although Ten-8 Fire Equipment is known as one of the countries’ largest Pierce Manufacturing apparatus dealers, Monte focuses on equipment. Monte’s 14 county territory starts in the Orlando-Lakeland area and stretches north to Jacksonville and the Georgia state line.  Monte works closely with his inside sales partner, Fritz Leader. Periodically, Fritz will participate in sales calls in the field with Monte.

Monte has served on two committees for MSA, including the Advisory Council and Voice of the Dealer. Multiple times a year he meets with other council members and MSA staff in Pittsburgh, planning and reviewing future fire service products.

He and his wife Patricia, reside in Lakeland, Florida. They have a daughter, Danielle, and 3 sons, Derrick, Joshua and Joseph. Derrick and Joshua are both active members of the US Marines. His daughter, Danielle, is an active member of the US Air Force. And, his youngest son, Joseph, is a junior in high school.

Monte enjoys family time and hunting. He and his family also enjoy hosting foreign exchange students in their home.

Thank you for all your hard work, Monte.

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